Eleventh Grade Parent Night WHS Counselors Counseling Services Social/EmotionalAcademicCollege/Career Ms. Sapienza

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  • Eleventh Grade Parent Night

    WHS Counselors

  • Counseling Services

    Social/EmotionalAcademicCollege/Career

    Ms. Sapienza

  • Counselors are here to help studentsAppointments are available daily. Facilitate student/parent/teacher conferencesProvide progress reports for parents upon requestContinually update students status towards meeting graduation requirements

  • Continued..Counseling Office Bulletin (COB) monthly publication listing scholarships, testing and college admissions information, etc. also available on WHS website.Counseling Office Resource Bulletindistributed to all Juniors in their US History classes in the Spring.Assist with the college application process

  • West High Tutorial CenterTuesday - ThursdayLunch (Room 5106)After school 3-4pm (Library)Peer tutoring, freeStop by Room 5106 to make an appointment 24 hours in advance

  • Career ResourcesEl CaminoCareer CenterASVAB Nov. 16th SCROC Summer InternshipsVolunteer Work

  • Contact Information

    Alexandra Purchase

    A-F

    Apurchase@tusd.org

    533-4299 ext. 7610

  • Contact InformationTiffany Sapienza

    G-Ld

    tsapienza@tusd.org

    533-4299 ext. 7609

  • Contact InformationSara Ackelson

    Le-Q

    sackelson@tusd.org

    533-4299 ext. 7611

  • Contact InformationTania Barricklow

    R-Z

    Tbarricklow@tusd.org

    533-4299 ext. 7612

  • Contact InformationPhilip Drasner

    Student Support Counselor

    pdrasner@tusd.org

    533-4299 ext. 7702

  • HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

    COLLEGE ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

    SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES

    Mrs. Barricklow

  • High School Graduation Successful completion of 220 credits in the specified coursework.

    Six or more semesters of composite satisfactory or excellent citizenship.

    Pass California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)

  • High School Graduation RequirementsCollege Entrance Requirements

    History and Social StudiesHigh School 3 years (World History, U. S. History, Government and Economics)UC 2 years (1 year U. S. History or 1 semester U. S. History and 1 semester Gov. and 1 year Social Studies) CSU 2 years (1 year U. S. History or 1 semester U. S. History and 1 semester Gov. and 1 year World History)

  • High School Graduation RequirementsCollege Entrance RequirementsEnglishHigh School 4 yearsUC 4 yearsCSU 4 years

  • High School Graduation RequirementsCollege Entrance RequirementsMathematicsHigh School 2 years (Minimum requirement Algebra 1) UC 3 years, 4 recommended (Minimum requirement Algebra 2)CSU 3 years (Minimum requirement Algebra 2)

  • High School Graduation RequirementsCollege Entrance RequirementsScienceHigh School 2 years (1 year Physical, 1 year Biological)UC/CSU 2 years Lab Science required, 3 years recommended (1 year Physical, 1 year Biological)

  • High School Graduation RequirementsCollege Entrance RequirementsForeign Language and Visual/Performing ArtsHigh School 1 year of Foreign Language or 1 year of VPAUC 2 years, 3 recommended of Foreign Language and 1 year of VPACSU - 2 years, 3 recommended of Foreign Language and 1 year of VPA

  • High School Graduation RequirementsCollege Entrance RequirementsAdvanced Studies or Additional RequirementsHigh School 2 years of Physical Education and 1 semester of HealthUC 1 year of College Prep Electives CSU - 1 year of College Prep Electives

  • Admissions Tests RequiredUC...

    SAT Reasoning or ACT SAT Subject Testsin two different subject areas: history/social science, English literature, math (Level 2c), science or foreign language CSU

    SAT Reasoning or ACT

    NO SAT Subject Tests required

  • Summer OpportunitiesSCROC10 elective credits TUSD no feesstudents who have failed a coursestudents needing to pass CAHSEEMARYMOUNTstudents who want to advancetuition-based

  • El Camino College Summer SchoolEnrichment courses

    Explore areas of interest

    Get a feel for the college environment

  • TAKE A SUMMER TRIPVisit prospective college campuses Visit classes in session, talk to students, coaches, and/or faculty members, take a guided tour, arrange to have an interview with an admissions officer if recommended.

  • FINANCIAL AID

    SCHOLARSHIPS

    Ms. Sapienza

  • What Financial Help is Available?GRANTSdont need to repay, State/Federal moneyLOANSrepay in futureSCHOLARSHIPSgifts with no obligations to repayWORK STUDY work while attending school

  • How do I get the money?

    File Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) between January 1 and March 2 of Senior year.File Cal Grant GPA Verification Form by March 2 of Senior year.For Private Colleges, you must also submit the CSS Profile beginning October 1 of Senior year.

  • College Financial Planning NightHosted by Torrance High School

    Date: January 9, 2008

  • National Scholarships

    Online (www.fastweb.com, etc.)Counseling Office Bulletin (COB)BooksAsk your employerwww.whs.tusd.org (Counselors Corner)

  • TUSD Local ScholarshipsRange $200-$2500Apply during November2 letters of recommendationAll students are eligible and should apply.

  • SELECTING A COLLEGEMs. Ackelson

  • Qualities to consider when deciding which colleges to apply to.

    SizeAcademic offeringsCoed or single sexReligious/ethnic orientationAcademic environmentActivities available

  • More qualities to consider when deciding which colleges to apply to.

    Big name or best fit school?Cost/availability of financial aidAdmission difficultyLocationMisc. considerations (i.e., campus safety, special facilities, housing, etc.)

  • ResourcesPeople sources of information

    1. Counselors2. College representatives3. Alumni4. Currently enrolled students5. Parents6. Friends7. Educational consultants

  • ResourcesPaper and internet sources

    1. Objective guidebooks2. Subjective guidebooks3. Printed materials for colleges4. College websites5. General internet resources

  • ResourcesEvents

    1. College fairsTUSD Fair @ West High School in February from 11am-2pm2. College events (Open houses, receptions)3. Campus tours

  • COLLEGE NIGHTSelect 3 Sessions:University of CaliforniaGymCalifornia State University PavilionCommunity CollegeLibraryPrivate CollegeCaf 4Financial Aid WorkshopCaf 5Testing Information Lecture HallEssay Writing Scarlata TheatreNCAACareer Center